Azorean Biodiversity Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of the Azores
Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo
Terceira, Azores, Portugal
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I received a Ph.D. in Insect Ecology from the University of London (Imperial College) in 1997 and I am currently leading the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation research group (IBBC) and the Arthropod Macroecology Group of cE3c. In addition I am leading the Azorean Biodiversity Group in Azores (http://www.gba.uac.pt/). I participated in the development of the Azorean Biodiversity Portal (http://azoresbioportal.uac.pt/), a web interface for communicating biodiversity research in the Azorean region to the public.
I am a professor of Ecology at the University of Azores. My research focuses on arthropod macroecology patterns and processes on island ecosystems.
For many years I have been involved in island research using as model system the Macaronesian islands and in particular Azores.
I am editor of the following Journals: Community Ecology; Biodiversity Data Journal; Insects; Arquipélago -Life and Marine Sciences, Açoreana, Vieraea.
I currently collaborate with several overlapping groups of colleagues principally working on a range of topics in island ecology, evolution and conservation, and on topics in macroecology and diversity theory.
I am currently Co-Chair of the IUCN/SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group and member of the IUCN - Spider and Scorpion Specialist Group and the IUCN/SSC Monitoring Specialist Group.
My current research is driven by three overarching objectives: i) collect long-term ecological data to investigate the processes affecting patterns of species diversity, abundance and distribution at different spatial scales; ii) use Macaronesia as a model system to investigate ecological and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for shaping island biotas; iii) identify pathways that impact oceanic indigenous assemblages under global change for conservation purposes.
Tsafack, N., Pozsgai, G., Boieiro, M., Ros-Prieto, A., Nunes, R., Ferreira, M.T. & Borges, P.A.V. (2023) Edge effects constrain endemic but not introduced arthropod species in a pristine forest on Terceira (Azores, Portugal).Forest Ecology and Management, 528, e120646. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120646 (IF2021 4,384; Q1 Forestry)
Wallon, S., Melo, C., Tsafack, N., Elias, R.B. & Borges, P.A.V. (2023) Assessing the effects of climate change on arthropod abundance in Azorean pastures: PASTURCLIM project's baseline monitoring data.Biodiversity Data Journal, 11, e103723. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.11. e103723 (IF2021 1,550; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Pozsgai, G., Cardoso, P., Rigal, F., Boieiro, M., Gabriel, R., de Azevedo, E.B. & Borges, P.A.V. (2023) Arthropod co-occurrence networks indicate environmental differences between islands and signal introduced species in Azorean native forest remnants.Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 11, 1139285. DOI:10.3389/fevo.2023.1139285 (IF2021 13,789; Q1 Ecology)